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  1. Tigger

    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    PK Fuels is a company registered in England. But it seems to be owned by a holding company, Pump King Holding SARL which is based in Luxemburg. At least, that's who owned PK Fuels when it was formed. Companies House shows Paul Coulson as the owner of >75% of the shares https://beta. companieshouse. gov. uk/company/11304793/persons-with-significant-control But I agree on the website which doesn't look compliant with EU law. And similarly skeptical about the winners. I was trying to find the full Ts&Cs regarding the card - but I haven't found them online. Has anyone else?
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    Caravan Battery - Never Off-grid

    I use a 75Ah battery. Works fine for me.
  3. Tigger

    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    "Members can apply for one card which will require one vehicle registration number. Please note the card can be used for ALL vehicles within the household."
  4. Tigger

    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    You can put some fuel stabiliser in. I used to do this with my motorbike over the winter and it stops the fuel gunging up the carbs. https://www. frost. co. uk/sta-bil-fuel-preservative-stabilizer-236ml. html
  5. Tigger

    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    Unlikely. The Ts&Cs say "Discounted rate only applies on fuel purchased from Esso stations in the UK."
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    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    You'll be fine - there's no way the two organisations are going to be exchanging data at a member level.
  7. Tigger

    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    People who want to fill up at Shell motorway service stations should consider this alternative CMC offer? https://www. caravanclub. co. uk/membership/member-offers/The-Right-Fuelcard-Company/Get-this-offer/ I think the CMC Esso card is better for my purposes.
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    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    As they'll be on one of the big fleet fuel cards (Wex run the official Esso fleet card), they can fill up at BP and Shell too - there's some cross-network arrangement in place. https://www. essocard. com/en-gb/network/ I think the CMC card is limited to only Esso fuel stations? Maybe that's the compromise that makes the card viable for low volume users? Here's the list of Esso motorway services - Esso never got into motorway services in a big way. Blyth (A1(M)/A1) Cardiff West (M4) Carnforth truckstop (M6/A601(M)) Cherwell Valley (M40/A43) Eurotunnel UK Terminal (M20) Gloucester (M5) (southbound only) Magor (M4) Maidstone (M20) Pont Abraham (M4) Ross Spur (M50/A449/A40) Scotch Corner (A1(M)/A66) Stafford (M6) (southbound only) Tamworth (M42/A5) Tebay (M6) Thurrock (M25/A13/A282)
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    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    PK Fuels Ltd (who run the CMC/myEssocard scheme) have only been around since April 2018. They seem to be mostly funded by Barclays Bank. Paul Coulson (the sole director) puts his occupation down as Entrepreneur. I think that sounds fair - he seems to have spotted a gap in the market extending these cards out to individual motorists, and I wish him well. The ownership seems to be back to Pump King Holding SARL, who have been around a bit longer. This page may look familiar to people registering for the CMC card: https://pump-king. co. uk/welcome
  10. Tigger

    Rear view cameras

    I've only tried this out at home so far, but the inital signs are promising. The camera was connected to the leisure battery in the garage, and I was able to get at least 8 car lengths away before the signal dropped. I'll only know for sure when we go away - next trip is in March.
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    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    I've applied for one, but it wouldn't surprise me if the saving gradually diminishes over time. I hope not, of course.
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    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    I guess I'm one of the 20,000. I'm assuming that their business exists on the margin between the price they charge us, and the price they are charged by Esso. Their costs obviously include producing the cards and doing the billing.
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    Rear view cameras

    Coming back to rear view on caravans, I've just ordered one of these https://www. amazon. co. uk/gp/product/B07HHYMW4K/ The manufacturers seem to think it'll work. I'll give it a go and see. My two priorities are seeing behind when I'm reversing, and knowing when I'm safely past someone I'm overtaking. I'm torn between mounting it on the number plate or mounting it up a bit higher. If on the number plate, I could have a very easy install - powering it from the number plate light (yes, I know I'd have to have the sidelights on when towing). If I mounted it somewhere near the bathroom window, I'm sure I could fashion a way of getting power to it through the caravan. And it might give a better radio signal as there would be less metalwork in the way. Any advice? It's going on a Unicorn 3 Cadiz.
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    roof washing

    I would never use truck wash/TFR on my caravan.
  15. This year's project on the caravan is set to be a reversing camera. I was thinking of going digital wireless - kits seem to start at around £200. Probably with an internal transmitter in a front locker. The reason I'm posting in the Bailey section is to ask . .. has anyone fitted a camera to their unicorn 3? Where did you mount it, and where did you run the wires? Thanks!